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Jammed Blade The blade on my machine has gotten stuck on the shaft for the second time under normal operation. The first time I took it to someone who removed it and wouldn't tell me how. Any ideas on what to do?

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Had the same problem. The Cuisinart folks said to fill it with hot tap water - not boiling - then turn it on and off. The heat from the water will unstick the bowl. If it doesn't work first time - refill with hot water and try again. Worked like a charm for me.

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